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ERIC Number: ED480959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 80
Abstractor: N/A
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Postsecondary Attainment, Attendance, Curriculum, and Performance: Selected Results from the NELS:88/2000 Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (PETS), 2000. E.D. Tabs.
Adelman, Clifford; Daniel, Bruce; Berkovits, Ilona
This report presents selected results from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/2000). Most of the participants in this study were eighth graders in 1988, graduates from high school in 1992, and at the time of the postsecondary transcript data collection in the year 2000 were around the age of 26 or 27. Of all likely postsecondary participants, 45% earned a bachelor's degree of higher by age 26 or 27. Of those who earned more than 10 college credits, 51% earned a bachelor's degree or higher by age 26 or 27. Sixty-seven percent of those who earned more than 10 college credits and attended a four-year college at any time received a bachelor's degree or higher by age 26 or 37. Of all undergraduates who earned more than 10 credits, 20% attended institutions in more than one state as undergraduates. More than half of Hispanic/Latino students began their postsecondary careers in community colleges, in contrast to 37% of White students and 41% of Black students. Most undergraduates attended school in summer terms. The higher the mathematics attainment in high school, the more likely the student was to complete a bachelor's degree. Data also show that students who attended more selective colleges had higher grade point averages. Other data are provided about student characteristics. Two appendixes contain summary tables and technical notes. (Contains 29 tables and 7 references.) (SLD)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED557072